126th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes publication

‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was published in 1892. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, which Conan Doyle had been publishing in magazines since 1887. London is almost a character in itself in the Sherlock stories and it’s hard to imagine the detective living anywhere else. Explore the city as Sherlock did and visit some of his favourite haunts.

You’ve read the novels, seen the films and memorised the short stories, so now take the opportunity to see first-hand the locations from the Sherlock Holmes stories and the places that inspired the detective’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There will be plenty of photo opportunities on this two hour walking tour, including many chances to recreate your favourite moments from the Sherlock stories.

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Other destinations sure to be of interest to Sherlock fans include The Sherlock Holmes Museum, a Grade II-listed building devoted to the detective. It features a recreation of his sitting room and a gift shop. The Sherlock Holmes Pub in Westminster is stuffed with memorabilia, including Dr Watson’s old service revolver and his favourite food, Cumberland sausages.

At Baker Street underground station stands a bronze Sherlock statue. Just a few steps away is Madame Tussauds which has a Sherlock Holmes experience displaying both Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. The Sherlock Holmes Experience features period-style actors, lamp-lit Victorian streets and a case for you to solve.

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